Getting Ready for Oral Surgery

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If you have not previously undergone oral surgery for the purposes of treating a root canal, alleviating pain associated with TMJ, or to remove wisdom teeth, then you are likely to have a number of pressing questions for your Columbus sedation dentist. Fortunately, there are several basic yet important steps that you can take on your own in order to prepare for oral surgery. Here is our guide to getting ready for oral surgery:

Arrange for Transportation from the Dentist's Office
One of the most important steps that you can and should take in order to prepare for your upcoming oral surgery appointment is to ask a friend, neighbor or relative to drop you off and pick you up from your appointment. Since your Columbus sedation dentist will use anesthesia to sedate you during the surgery, you will not be able to safely or legally drive yourself home afterwards.

Avoid Eating the Night Before
Another simple yet effective step to take the night before is fasting. It is recommended that you avoid eating roughly eight to twelve hours before your surgery is scheduled to take place. If you have low blood sugar or are diabetic, then talk to your Columbus, Ohio dentist for recommendations when it comes to smart foods to snack on prior to your surgery.

Set Realistic Expectations for the Outcome
Lastly, it is always a good idea to ask your dentist what you might be able to expect in terms of your smile's appearance following the surgery. Oral surgery can correct a number of smile imperfections and leave you feeling more confident in general, but the specific improvements will vary based on your dental health and the surgery that you have opted to undergo.

Do you still have questions about your upcoming oral surgery procedure? If so then don't hesitate to contact the friendly team here at Oak Creek Dental Care today. To schedule a consultation or to speak to your dentist about your next visit, call (614) 682-8345.

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